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What is the word on Bridgestones irons, specifically the new J38's? I haven't hit bridgestones, but I may look into these.
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

Bridgestones are sweet. They arent quite as good as Mizunos or Srixons, but Id say theyre as good or better than anything Titleist, Callaway or TM makes.
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

Originally Posted by TitleistWI View Post
.......They arent quite as good as Mizunos or Srixons, but Id say theyre as good or better than anything Titleist, Callaway or TM makes.
Wow.. I hope you know what you are talking about. Bridgestone has been known for one of best forged blade irons. I had various blade irons over 20 years mostly Mizuno but had a chance to hit Bridgestone's J33 & J36 forged blades and some Miura set. J33 was the one of top among those. Softer than Mizzy, Good feedback, better workability.
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

I only ever hit the blade, was the softest feeling forged clubs ive ever hit.
Very very very good clubs! Not a fan of there drivers, but there Irons are one of a kind!
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

I've tried a lot of stuff, and the J36s fit me like a glove. Anyone who says their quality isn't among the best either A) Hasn't hit them or B) Doesn't know what they're talking about (see point A).

Go hit them and see for yourself. I think you'll be quite surprised, especially given the low price point they tend to fetch if you're willing to take your chances on eBay.
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

i just switched from.....well Nike PFC to Mizuno MP-57's to Nike CCi Forged to B'Stone J36 CB's
cant comment just yet on the J36's, but they are arriving today armed with PJX 6.0's
picked em up slightly used for $255USD shipped to me
after the snow melts.....(again)....I will report back

Havent heard anything bad about them though
nothing but good reviews

highly under rated irons/company IMO
post #7 of 17

Re: Bridgestone Irons

Originally Posted by PiustheDrGolf View Post
Wow.. I hope you know what you are talking about. Bridgestone has been known for one of best forged blade irons. I had various blade irons over 20 years mostly Mizuno but had a chance to hit Bridgestone's J33 & J36 forged blades and some Miura set. J33 was the one of top among those. Softer than Mizzy, Good feedback, better workability.
There isnt a huge difference from Mizuno/Srixon to Bridgestone, but IMO there is a difference. The feel of the Bridgestones Ive hit are just a slight little bit more muffled.
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

I love my J33's. Swtiched from Ping S59 blades. The feel and easy control of the Bridgestone's are perfect. If your a decent ball striker, the are great!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Bridgestone Irons

Originally Posted by ajschn06 View Post
What is the word on Bridgestones irons, specifically the new J38's? I haven't hit bridgestones, but I may look into these.
Go hit them! I love my J36 pocket cavity backs. Not sure about the J38s unfortunately, but I also hit the Srixon and Wilson Staff and the J36 PCB was the best feeling iron for me. I shoot in the mid 80s- mid 90s depending on the day. The irons are pretty forgiving.
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Just about to buy the J38 pocket cavity - have tried them and they are just great - sweet off the club and easy to hit. Was going to get the Ping Ansers but these seem better and much cheaper

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love my j33's.

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Bridgestone from J33 irons on have been excellent. IMO they are too "clicky" for me, but that has nothing to do with playability and everything to do with my idosyncrascies.

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I have loved every Bridgestone iron I've ever swung. Once my current set is ready for retirement, I will be picking up a set of j33b's if I can find them still.
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You can't tell me these aren't dead sexy:

 

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Just tried the J38 Cavity Backs and they are awesome. The feel is so pure. Didn't think they could improve on the J36's I currently play, but they have. Bridgestone make the best irons going. So underrated.
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Whoever says Bridgestone isn't as good as other popular companies is DEAD wrong. I would say Bridgestone outperforms Taylormade and Callaway easily, as for Mizzies and Titleist, I feel they perform about the same. My first set of forged irons were the J33 cavity backs. They had such a classic profile and a pure feel, I would still be playing them if they had some grooves left. I played them for 2 and a half years, and to me were better than any set of Taylormades ( I used a 2006 TP set as well, great club, but not near the J33's), and even Titleist and Mizuno at the time. The MP series really took me by storm, and the z series that Titleist had and now the CB/MB lines are unbelievable. 

 

1) Bridgestone is the most underrated golf company in the biz.

2) They will always be looked at with squints and questions because of their name

3) People who hate on Bridgestone or say they have inferior equipment to any topline big manufacturer is ignorant, or has never hit a set of them.

4) To me, Bridgestones are a players type of club, they are not the easiest to hit (TRUST ME, even the CB's were pretty tight on the forgiveness), and people who do not swing the club well and do it day in and day out are going to struggle with them.

5) Even their woods and wedges are sick sticks.

 

Don't hate on what you don't know or can't play.

post #17 of 17

Bridgestone's are fantastic irons. I can't say I have tried their drivers but they definitely know how to forge and design amazing irons. 

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